- uploaded: Apr 19, 2011
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It's no classic but the silly 80s film " The Aurora Encounter " very loosely detailed the local legend of an alien crashing in Aurora, Texas in 1897.
However, the story was first told in the pages of the Dallas Morning News, where it's been in black and white for more than 100 years. A tale published on April 19, 1897 tells the story about an event two days prior.
According to the article, an airship that had been sailing across the country collided with Judge Proctor's windmill and went to pieces with a terrific explosion. The pilot is supposed to have been the only one on board. And while his remains were badly disfigured, he was not an inhabitant of this world. Moreover, the townspeople reportedly viewed the wreck and gathered specimens of a strange metal from the debris.